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I Get High With a Little Help From My Friends

Updated on September 6, 2013

 Friends Forever

Hello, my name is Sunshine and I'd like to share with you how I get high with a little help from my friends. One of my missions in life is to spread the sunshine and not the gloom. There are enough people to tend to that task.

When I make a friend laugh, in return I laugh, and together we make each other's day. Frequently I am asked, "Where could I get what you are on?", "What are you smoking?" or I hear "Are you on medication?"

In actuality my friends are my dealers and there is never a cover charge. I have no fear of any drug cartel coming after me for back payment. I have no outstanding tabs because whatever they're selling I don't need. I get my stash for free. I refer to this mentality as a natural high. I'm a junkie who seeks out addicts to take a shot at with the best intentions of course!

Humor is one of my drugs of choice. Whether it's witty sarcasm or a thoughtful comment with a twist of comical entertainment it's all good. When I get the craving for a fix I just call upon one of my buddies. They are always ready, willing and able to supply my next hit. They put me in a state of euphoria with whatever their drug of choice is for the day. They never cease to disappoint me.

Laughter among friends is similar to an instant vacation. Indulge in the fun and allow it to erase your worries, if even for a moment.

It's a simple process and the best part is, it's legal! There is no need for a bail bondsman and certainly no need for jail time. There will be no meals served on metal trays and consumed with plastic utensils. We will never hear the clanging of doors or the yelling of "lights out." We come and go as we please as legitimate drug dealers with our heads held high. I emphasize high because that's what it's all about.

There will be no munchies and unnecessary weight gain. You will never suffer through severe withdrawals due to modern technology allowing us to have so many means of communication. There is no need to wait for a delayed shipment. No money will ever exchange hands. There is no need to fear losing your job, you might actually appreciate your job more when you begin to interact among your co-workers by supplying them with a fix.

Your relationships will be enhanced when you practice ways to make your significant other laugh out loud! Your family life will thrive while recalling memories of who made who laugh more and who was funnier. In addition there will be no need for a stint at a rehab facility, as long as you have friends who crack you up!

I consider this a win-win situation. You request a laugh, it's supplied and than you return the favor. It's a natural high that has infinite possibilities! We've all had the moment when we are feeling a bit down and then it receive that phone call, text message, IM, email or snail mail letter that brings that wonderful smile to your face.

You wonder, how did they know I needed that at this specific moment? It just happens naturally and then you pay it forward which makes this process never-ending. Now doesn't everyone want to get high with a little help from a friend?


This story doesn't endorse drugs or alcohol. Personally, I prefer to be in control of my environment rather than having a drug in charge.

I don't judge anyone who does participate in this activity. It's your persoanl choice.

As long as you are practicing your behavior with caution and not harming others then by all means enjoy that buzz and feel free to do a shot for me!

Joe Cocker classic video...

That's what friends are for....

Are you a fan of getting high with a little help from your friends?

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Random quotes.....

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
EE Cummings

I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.
Cat Stevens

From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.
Groucho Marx

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
Victor Hugo

"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Friends are the sunshine of life."
John Hay (1871)

"If we couldn't laugh - we would all go insane"
Jimmy Buffett

Friendship is universal and has no boundaries....

"Find Out Who Your Friends Are"....


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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      HI, Linda,

      Looking for a shot of sunshine...I know I came to the right place!

      Love you, my friend...MM

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Amen to laughter being your drug of choice Amber!!

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      Amber 5 years ago from Winter Park

      People used to ask me if I was stoned because I laugh so much. Laughter is an awesome drug!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Deepak, Mary and Jools. Your comments are appreciated, feel free to drop on by anytime you want to say high! :)

      Euro, I like Vitamin F. It sounds amazing. Thank you for sharing!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Rebecca and Veronica, I seriously think I like your comments better than my hub! Thank you for the extreme buzz! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Docmo, You had me at Obama Mama! ;)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      jainismus, Thank you for sharing the quote! It's so very true and funny too!

      Good one Alecia w/ The Wonder Years. There were a great bunch of friends on that show.

      Thank you for stopping by!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I'm honored that you found humor and a few good laughs with this hub. Ya know what they say Love Doc, we get high with a lil help from our friends :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you kindly Daisy! I'm glad you enjoyed the quotes also.

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      Anastasia Kingsley 5 years ago from Croatia, Europe

      Hello Sunshine, just wanted to give my thumbs up to your delightful message. I recently read that friends can be considered Vitamin F and that with lives filled with joy and happiness we can subtract up to 30 years off of our actual ages! Imagine that. Friends provide a type of health insurance that money can't buy, so yes, let's try to be the very best friends we can actually be. Voted Up and Across....

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      This cheered me up today - I do like a good laugh, out 'gettin high' with some friends this coming weekend. We haven't seen one another for a few months so I am expecting lots of laughter :o)

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I envy people who can laugh out loud! I just giggle....I'm thankful for my friends who can make me feel happy when I'm down (and I try and do the same for them).

      I voted this UP, etc.

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      Deepak Chaturvedi 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I liked the very concept of your hub.Friendship is a boon for us.You have a unique style of writing.I offer my friendship without expiry.:)

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      Veronica Roberts 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

      I want to know who voted "no" to that question up there! haha I think some people may need some extra "highness" from their friends! :)

      I love: "In actuality my friends are my dealers and there is never a cover charge."

      You are such a sunny & funny woman, & I feel a case of the munchies from having read this. haha

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I love your upbeat and positive attitude. May it be catching. There is a reason for that saying about laughter being the best medicine. Laugh hard and live long!

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      another spectacular hub on friendship and fun. sunshine - you da bomb. Luv u obama-mama.

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I love that song! Not only does it remind me of great friends but The Wonder Years. I'm definitely getting high to this hub! Voted up and awesome :).

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 5 years ago from Pune, India

      Funny and interesting Hub.

      Recently I read a a funny quote about laughter:

      "Laughter is best medicine, but if you laugh without reason, you need medicine"

      Thank you for sharing.

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      humor is my drug too. once I start laughing.... I can't stop.

      after two martinis I find myself rofl.... billy buffet is right. without

      laughter we would go insane. joe cocker It took a few minutes for me to scroll down and read this without laughing. voted up funny title and disclaimer. voted up...

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)


      What a fun article! I somehow have missed this one until now. I love your inclusion of the random quotes. Well done!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL


      Frannie ~ Alocsin ~ Jennifer Essary ~ Victoria Lynn ~ PDX ~

      Poetic Fool ~ Rasta1 ~ JamaGenee ~ Kelleyward

      Thank you all for your comments, thoughts, votes, shares and laughs! :))

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Laughter is a healthy way to get high with your friends! Voted up and Shared! Kelley

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      Joanna McKenna 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      I stopped going to NA (Narcotics Anonymous) after I busted out laughing when it dawned the druggies there were stoopid for wasting money and/or time in jail obtaining a chemical high instead of one that's, as you so eloquently point out, LEGAL and FREE. (For the record, I was only going to NA because unlike AA, it addresses ALL addictions...i.e. shopping, abusive partners, hoarding, collecting a certain type of knick knack, etc.)

      Voted up, awesome and FUNNNNNY! ;D

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      Marvin Parke 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Magnificent and beautiful. Love the poetic style added to this positive narration.

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      Poetic Fool 5 years ago

      Linda, the world needs more people like you. Thanks for being you. Like Dr. Seuss said:

      “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

      Keep on being you!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      great hub, Linda, though, I must admit, the munchies aren't that bad...

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Sunshine, as soon as I started reading this hub, I remembered that I had already read it. Sure enough, about 6 months ago! I love humor, too, especially sarcasm, which I may take too far, sometimes. haha. I am listening to the song right now! Great song. Does he really say he gets "high" with a little help from his friends or he'll get "by"? I always thought it was "by" but it sounds like "high." :-) Thanks for reminding me of this hub!

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      Jennifer Essary 5 years ago from Idaho

      Beautiful Hub! There's nothing like a good friend to turn your day around. Hugs and Smiles : ) Voted up and Beautiful.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      The words by themselves were excellent but adding the video tops them. I like that you included the Joe Cocker video. Voting this Up and Awesome.

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      Frannie Dee 6 years ago from Chicago Northwest Suburb

      Thanks for such an uplifting Hub. Makes me smile too!

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      My mission is accomplished if you smiled :) even when life throws me boxes of lemons I still look for the humor in it because I know it's there...somewhere :)

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      Kristin Trapp 6 years ago from Illinois

      According to the map is see friendship is available everywhere. I love it.

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      carriethomson 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      hey hi sunnie!! from whatever hubs i have read here i know humour is in inseperable part of you!! and i guess every one loves you for that!! Your humor laced hubs are really very enjoyable and contagious!! they make me smile:))


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      Gypsy Willow 6 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Laughter is the best medicine!

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Certifiable = awesome!!! Welcome to the Club Naomi!!! :)

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      Naomi's Banner 6 years ago from United States

      Love love love humor. Like to live by it. Even if those around me think I am certifiable. Sushine wonderful way to brighten my day. Thanks!

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I got your back Victoria :-)

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      Victoria Lynn 6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Sunshine. Remember to send your Monday hub my way in a couple of days. haha

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Eeyore can bring on the Sunshine his buddy Pooh says Think, Think, Think and it could happen! Happy Saturday to you Victoria :)

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      Victoria Lynn 6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Sunshine. I wish I could be more like you. I don't have that sunshine naturally in my blood. I've always been on the melancholy side. More of an Eeyore, haha. Still, your hub does give me a little smile and inspriation. Keep them coming! Voted up and beautiful!

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      marellen 6 years ago

      Very fun and true hub. I'll take laughter anyday.

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Jean for sharing in the humor :)

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      Jean Bakula 6 years ago from New Jersey

      Hi Sunshine625,

      My chiropractor has a sign in his waiting room. It says that it takes more muscles to frown than to smile. Also that if someone is too tired or sad to smile, they are the ones who need to get one the most! Such an uplifting hub :)

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      Deborah Demander 6 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      I appreciate your approach to life. There are far too many who want to spread the doom and gloom. The world could use more like you.


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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I aim to please Fay ... Thank you :))

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      Fay Paxton 6 years ago

      Just what I needed to start my day. A very uplifting hub. Thanks. up/awesome

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Jaye ... Thank you for stopping by and keep on laughing :-))

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Awww Sue...I do love my SS's! :)

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      Jaye Denman 6 years ago from Deep South, USA

      What a delightful hub, Sunshine! More people should try the lift they could get from laughter. It truly is the best medicine, and the nicest thing you can spread around among family, friends, acquaintances and even strangers! JAYE

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      Sue 6 years ago

      Another great piece, who always brightens my days along with my other SS, Glyn, thank you

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you attemptedhumour! I agree 100%! Getting high on life is the way to go! :)

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      attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

      Hi Sunshine, only one drug for me too, it's the essence of life and so important for our health and well being. Well said! Cheers.

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Wow...thank you!!! I say we all get high now!!! :-)

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      Jill 6 years ago

      Thank you for being a friend :) I'll get high on you any day !!! You know me I find something funny in anything Dang it !! LOL

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      Carissa 6 years ago

      I wanna get high! :) I like it.

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      Nebraska 6 years ago

      Laughter IS the best medicine!! I love to laugh too!! I wish we could be closer to laugh in person (some day we will) but until then, I haven't laughed so much over facebook as I have with you!!! Thank you for making me laugh!!! P.S. read my comment on my fb page from my friend Jeremy about laughing!!!

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      ameliejan 6 years ago from Alicante, Spain

      I loved those laughter quotes.

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      Jrandol62 6 years ago

      Funny stuff.....LMAO at friends bloopers...Thanks for the hub and sharing!!

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      Tassie Devil 6 years ago

      They say laughter is the best medicine. How true. A little over three years ago, there was not a lot for me to laugh about. Then out of the blue, I stumbled upon a lady...well I didn't ACTUALLY stumble upon her, I would have squashed her...but from that moment on she has at times made me laugh when I would rather cry. I hope I have sometimes done the same for her. This special bond we share is aptly named Soul Sisters. We are lucky...we have stumbled upon yet another of the same species. So with the help from my 2 Soul Sisters, I have learnt to smile again. They BOTH are truly,little rays of SUNSHINE. xoxox

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      Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      The difference between a natural and drug induced high is that with a natural high you don't have to spend all your money and time looking for it.;)

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      Mich 6 years ago

      very fun! Love the Friends bloopers!!

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      Dave Ligler 6 years ago

      Humor really knows no bounds and I think you obviously know that. Keep on finding humor even if no one else has seen it and your purpose will be served ! Great hub voted up and awesomely funny. Thanks for the reminders.

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      It warms my heart to know that I could make your day Anita (nut)!

      I'd be honored to share my cell with you too uknowwho!! all time fav is Ralph Emerson, I've taught my daughters that, I think might trust me on that advice! :)

      Thank you!

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      Cogerson 6 years ago from Virginia

      A very uplifting hub Sunshine, you have chosen wisely when you have decided to get high on will go far and you would have had fun on your way enjoyed the Friends bloopers and the quotes you have favorite would be the Jimmy Buffet one.....voted up and funny....great hub .

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      uknowwho 6 years ago

      I'll serve time in the slammer with you anytime! UP/Funny!

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      ANITA C. 6 years ago

      YOU AND ME BABY WE'RE STUCK LIKE GLUE .... wow, there are days when there is NO way I could make it without a little help from my FRIEND ... she's the P to my Nut !